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Scorched Earth

Publication date 1991




3rd-Person Perspective

Real-Time, Turn-based

It's all-out war in Scorched Earth, an artillery combat game. You and up to nine friends can duke it out on hills and in valleys as you nuke each other into submission in this turn-based tank battle. At the start of each round, each player purchases their weaponry, and if they choose, shields and parachutes for defense and safety from long drops. Then it's off to battle! Aim your cannon, taking note of trajectory and wind, and fire off your weapons in attempt to take out the opposition. The game offers a variety of weapons. A small sample of these include the standard nukes, which obliterate the screen. There's the Funky Bomb, which scatters smaller bombs in an unpredictable variety of directions. Or, if missiles aren't your thing, you can send your foes a personal gift of flaming napalm. There are also dirt bombs which can be used to bury opponents or yourself, for safety from opposing attacks. One of the other features are the amusing quips displayed before a shot is fired, and when a tank is destroyed. These can even be added to by editing the files to give your threats a more personal flavor.

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Reviewer: wogo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 4, 2016
Subject: Best game ever
This is for sure the best game ever made. I have spent hours and hours on this one. So many options, so much fun! ♥
Reviewer: Roger_That - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 19, 2015
Subject: Yeah!
What a great classic this one is. Still a good game.
Reviewer: Khatarina - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 13, 2015
Subject: Great game
One of my favourite games. i actually still have a copy of it, and my XP is still willing to run it... But this whole thing is a great idea for people who can't.
Reviewer: Frumpy Jones - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2015
Subject: Best DOS game in all of the ever.
Super replayability! ENDLESS weapons and defense combinations! Almost limitless game setup variables! I have lost many hours to this game and am about to lose more now that it's back!
Reviewer: fzzy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 11, 2015
Subject: I remember this! :D
I never had a PC as a kid but back in Day Care I used to play this game all the time. Classic!
Reviewer: AllFleshIsEqualWhenBurned - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 10, 2015
Subject: OH YES
This game is awesome. So many memories. Thanks for the nostalgia!! Keep 'em coming
Reviewer: hurryskurry - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 7, 2015
Subject: Scorched Earth: Growing up in the 90s.
I really loved this game growing up.

I would spend hours on a Friday night playing this with the monitor glowing and colorful in a dark room.

Like some of these other dos games some of the controls can be buggy. I was playing it on Yosemite.

I really like to play it with nice other computer players and ten rounds. The funky bombs are awesome. So many options for weapons and defenses.

I would personally like to thank the programmers who programmed this game. Thanks.
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